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Intensive Care Nurse Development Program 2022


Intensive Care Nurse Development Program 2021

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Job Description:

Are you a qualified veterinary nurse who wants to expand your knowledge and skill set in emergency and critical care, but afraid you don’t have the experience?

AES is one of Australia’s leading emergency and critical care referral specialist centres. The hospital is equipped with full in-house laboratory including blood gas analysis, digital X-Ray, ultrasound, endoscopy and on-site access to CT, helping our ICU department provide world class, specialised treatment for critical patients.

Training and Development Program

We are expanding our veterinary nursing team and have permanent part-time Nurse Development Program position working in the ICU department at our Carrara hospital on the exciting Gold Coast. We are seeking motivated, experienced nurses who wish to further their abilities and are driven toward success. At the completion of this program, there is the potential to advance into a core ICU nurse position. Between our clinical experts, support staff and facilities, we practice emergency medicine at an international standard. Together, we are committed to delivering high quality veterinary medicine and gold standard patient care. You will be provided with full ICU training, including development programs – practical and theory based, to ensure a diverse skill set.

The primary responsibilities for this role include:

  • Observing and learning new processes and procedures for from the ICU team members.
  • Assisting ICU nurses in performing specialised, high quality procedures for acute and chronic critical patients which can include severe trauma, complex medical and surgical cases and mechanical ventilation.
  • Developing excellent relationships with both clients and veterinarians.
  • Working within the ICU department as a team member providing advanced diagnostics and treatment.
  • Ensuring the hospital offers optimum care to their patients.

Job Requirements:

All About You

  • Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing or Bachelor in Veterinary Technology.
  • A minimum of 2 years nursing experience is essential.
  • A keen interest and enthusiasm in performing high quality veterinary nursing care for critical patients (acute and chronic cases).
  • Interest in severe trauma and complex medical and surgical cases.
  • Interest in learning the art of mechanical ventilation.
  • A passion for providing excellent patient care and a drive for continuing education.
  • Outstanding relationship building skills and communication skills.
  • Excellent written and oral skills.
  • The ability to do shift work, 3-4 days/week over a rotating roster, including weekends and public holidays.

The Benefits

  • Opportunity to progress into a core ICU nurse position at the completion of the development program.
  • Above award rates with regular pay reviews and continuing education perks.
  • Ongoing training and career pathing in a professional environment.
  • Discounted veterinary treatments and products for your pet/s.
  • Access to ‘Fitness Passport’ (government-run discounted gym membership for yourself and family).
  • Dedicated well-being committee and initiatives across the group (e.g., Mental Health First Aid Officers, Employee Assistance Program, social events).
  • Being a part of our veterinary emergency community, providing world-class services for animals needing emergency and critical care.
  • Free parking.

We challenge the heart, support the mind, and thrive on trust. We operate with integrity, compassion and kindness in everything we do.

If you are a highly motivated person, work well as part of a team and have an interest in emergency and critical care please click APPLY NOW below.

Please advise in your covering letter your availability to work shifts that are rostered across a 7 day a week roster, including weekends and public holidays.

May 2, 2022

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